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Question DetailsAsked on 5/22/2017

i live in alexandria, virginia zip 22310 needing a load of topsoil blended with leaf mulch 1yrd each howmuch$

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Specifically leaf mulch with topsoil - I would contact plant centers in your area to see if they seel it or know of a source. The Angies List Search the List category for topsoil and mulch (though normally the "mulch" is shredded land clearing debris, peat, lawn clippings, food waste, or manure or some combination of those) is Mulch and Topsoil.

If you can find a place with leaf mulch mixed in, I would guess probably $100-200 for a cubic yard or two delivered, more likely around $75-150 delivery charge plus about $30-50/CY for a larger dumptruck load.

Landscapingt would be the category if you want the material both supplied and placed. Leaf Removal might also be a category to find a source for leaf mulch - though you would have to find a leaf removal contractor who collects and mulches and stores the leaves he collects, and of course would likely have a fair number of sticks in it because it would come from fall or spring cleanup of yards.

Alternatively, depending on how much you need, get a small load of topsoil - say a yard or two from a topsoil supplier who delivers small quantities (typically with a tilt-bed pickup) and then get leaves yourself or mix with a peat or ProMix type product. Or for future years make a 3-4 foot diameter chicken wire enclosure and start mower mulching your own leaves and starting a compost pile yourself, if your property (or neighbors' if you ask around) generate a fair number of leaves.

Bear in mind that topsoil with leaf mulch will likely be low in nitrogen so will likely need amendment. Leaf mulch is also acidic so lime will likely need to be added unless your plants like acidic soil.

If you start generating this yourself this fall, best to mix in grass cuttings for acidity control and nitrogen addition - also breaks it down into a nice compost rather than a slimy matty leak mold, unless your plants specifically need leaf mold, in which case commonly just three passes with a regular rotary mower to break the leaves down to finer pieces will work well.

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